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When Will Climate Change Make the Earth Too Hot For Humans?

Posted on July 11th, 2017 at 11:20 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment

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The Arctic also stores terrifying bugs from more recent times. In Alaska, already, researchers have discovered remnants of the 1918 flu that infected as many as 500 million and killed as many as 100 million – about 5 percent of the world’s population and almost six times as many as had died in the world war for which the pandemic served as a kind of gruesome capstone. As the BBC reported in May, scientists suspect smallpox and the bubonic plague are trapped in Siberian ice, too – an abridged history of devastating human sickness, left out like egg salad in the Arctic sun.

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